As Luck Would Have It, the 2.7 Livestream Showcases Yelan, A New Archon Quest, and More!
The 2.7 Livestream for Genshin Impact has come and gone, and I can safely say the extended wait has been more than worth it. It’s now time to take a good look at the goodies in store for the upcoming 2.7 patch.
First and foremost, here are the codes this time around:
There’s going to be a new Archon Quest called Perilous Trail, which will be focused on a deep-diving adventure in The Chasm, featuring Xiao, Yanfei, Arataki Itto, Kuki Shinobu, and Yelan. You can view the trailer below to see some of the mysterious tidbits of the new story below. Things are definitely going to get shaken up in our underground playground, and you know it’s not for the best when even Xiao is concerned with what’s going down in there.
We’ll also be seeing the story quest for Yelan and the hangout event for Kuki showing up with their launches as well, so look forward to breaking in the new characters.
As for banners, we’ll be seeing Yelan showing up first. After that, we’ll be getting a rerun featuring Xiao followed by a rerun of Arataki Itto, with the new character Kuki Shinobu being featured alongside him.
Yelan is a 5-Star Hydro Bow wielder with ties to Liyue’s Ministry of Civil Affairs as a “non-entity”(read: spy). It’s no wonder she’s taken quite an interest in seeing what’s deep in The Chasm and will be bringing some waterworks with her. With a focus on high-speed bowmanship and a unique Elemental Skill that lets her tag enemies before pelting them with Hydro damage, she’ll be a much-wanted 5-Star for those looking to make it rain.
Her signature bow, the Aqua Simulcra, will also be available alongside her banner drop.
Kuki Shinobu is a 4-Star Electro Sword wielder that is pretty well known as the only competent member of Arataki Itto’s gang. She’s very well-versed in law and business, and tends to keep Itto and the rest of his gang out of trouble. Her skill set is focused heavily on Electro application, healing, and quick strikes, so those looking for a mobile Electro support character will be well-sated. Be warned, though, her ability to heal does eat into her health, so gauge that risk and reward carefully.
Now onto events, with the first of the upcoming events being Realms of Guile and War, a tie-in event with the Perilous Trials Archon Quest, where you’ll be heading into sequences of dungeons with a few interesting quirks relating to the challenges. There’ll be special domains where you’ll go up against waves of enemies in challenges. Three challenges count as a round, with the first few domains having three rounds, and the last having six. The tricky part is that you’ll need to change up your party according to the rules provided in the domain after each round. So you’re going to want to bring a few extra leveled characters for this one. The good news, though, is there’ll be some trial characters available to help if you’re a little short-staffed. There’ll also be a buff system in place called Strategems. You’ll be able to place three of these in before starting combat. If you don’t like the available Stragems, you can get Strategem cards to either reroll or reselect a previously equipped Stratagem. There’ll be a plethora of rewards available, including a 4-Star Bow called Fading Twilight.
The Almighty Arataki Great and Glorious Drumalong Festival. Just like other previous musical events, a collection of characters will have a song tailored to them that you can play and master for rewards. The UI will be a bit different this time around, taking a semicircle approach with notes heading toward various keys on the semicircle.
Thankfully, for this time around, you can access all three difficulties from the get-go, and you’ll unlock the rewards for easier difficulties if you do pick a more challenging difficulty as well. There’ll also be a good amount of accessibility options as well, from changing the volume of the note-hit sound to adjusting input lag. Lastly, there’ll be a note editor for the songs as well, so you can beef up or tone down any songs you like. You can even share them, but only so long as you can get a certain score on it yourself.
The next event to take a look at is called A Muddy Bizarre Adventure, where you’ll be dealing with some odd, dark mud pouring out of the caverns in The Chasm. There’ll be five stages to this event, all focused on various challenges. You’ll be dealing with Pursica’s Spikes, a tool some adventurers might recall from a previous event. You’ll be defending the spikes from waves of enemies strengthened by the odd mud, among other challenges, to help clean out some of that nasty ooze. Good news is that these spikes have a bit more versatility this time around. From charging faster based on your Lumenstone level to creating shockwaves and dispelling buffs on enemies.
The last event revealed is called Core of the Apparatus, where a toy merchant from Fontaine has a neat little gizmo that makes toy robots depending on what you put in it.
There’ll be three steps to making something out of this gizmo: adding in source materials, giving it an elemental charge, and then activating the core. You’ll be able to follow instructions to make specific things or freestyle create to see what you can come up with. You can also trade test products between other players as well. All of the little trinkets you make will be available as furnishings for your Serenetea Pot. The best part is that all of them will have different animations, and if you’re lucky, you’ll come across a robot that can do all three of the possible animations.
Next, we’ll be seeing some nice new optimizations and features to the game overall. First and foremost is an addition to the Artifact and Talent system. You can now see a statistic on Talents to see which order most players leveled their Talents. Better yet, you can go to Artifacts to see what most players typically use for that character and artifact go for as far as main stats go.
This’ll be a fantastic addition to the game for newer and older players learning how to build some of their favorite characters.
Lastly, we’ll be seeing some Funko Pops showing up for Genshin soon; more news about that is on the way.
That’s all for this Livestream, but sound off in the comments below on what you’re most looking forward to in 2.7! You can view the Livestream in full from the official Genshin Impact youtube channel below.
Until next time, stay tuned for more of the latest Genshin Impact guides and news!